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Pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash

Pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash

Matthew Polek, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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On January 22, in the Dominican Republic, Kansas City Royals’ pitcher, Yordano Ventura, lost his life in a car accident. This news was shocking, but sadly not new to the baseball world.   Since 2014 baseball has seen too many young stars lose their lives, starting with St. Louis Cardinals’ o...

Tom Brady lives up to the hype

Tom Brady lives up to the hype

Steven Marinaro, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


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The press has heard a lot from the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady this past season. Between the Deflategate and his Super bowl run this session was projected to be one of his best sessions. Brady is living up to the hype. In the 2015 playoffs Brady was accused of deflating the footballs ...

Concussions in sports remain a hot topic

Concussions in sports remain a hot topic

Steven Marinaro, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017


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Often people don't understand what the word concussion actually means. A concussion is when the head gets a blow causing the brain to be violently shaken. Studies are saying that concussions can lead to a very bad head trauma or even death. The media reports on tons of brain injuries by not only the ...

David Ortiz is retiring

David Ortiz is retiring

Corey Plasky, Editor

December 22, 2016


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The day that all Boston Red Sox fans have dreaded is finally upon them. When Lonnie Chisenhall of the Cleveland Indians caught the final out of the American League Division Series, the historic career of David Ortiz came to an emotional end. The expectations for the Red Sox were so high entering the...

Naugy Soccer boys wins NVL Championship

Naugy Soccer boys wins NVL Championship

Steven Marinaro

November 15, 2016


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The Naugatuck Greyhounds Boys Soccer team won the NVL Championship to make an outstanding run to complete the class of 2017’s ‘four peat’. The Naugatuck Greyhounds defeated Oxford Wolverines in a overwhelming performance last Thursday at Veterans Field. In the early minutes of the game the Greyhou...

Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Steven Marinaro, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


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Arnold Palmer, a native of Latrobe, Pennsylvania and nicknamed “The King” passed away at the age of 87,  on September 25, 2016. Palmer died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania while undergoing heart surgery. Palmer,was father of Amy and Peggy Palmer and hus...

Vin Scully retiring

Vin Scully retiring

Matthew Polek, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


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On Opening Day 1950 the Brooklyn Dodgers welcomed a new member to their broadcasting crew. They welcomed 22 year old Vin Scully who stayed there for 67 years and did not retire until the age of 89. Scully did his schooling at Fordham in the Bronx. Afterwards he joined the United States Navy, which l...

Phelps bests Bolt

Phelps bests Bolt

Corey Plasky, Editor

September 30, 2016


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The 2016 Summer Olympics have come to an end with so many headlines made in Rio. The U.S. women's gymnastics team dominated the competition, Katie Ledecky became the face of women’s swimming, and the U.S. men’s and women’s basketball took gold for the third straight year. No story though is bigger...

A stunning loss

A stunning loss

Jake Alcorace, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016


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The UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has without a doubt been the most hyped up fighter the UFC has seen in a long time after his title winning fight against Jose Aldo. With the title already his, McGregor set out to win a 2nd title; this time in the 155 pound lightweight division. He wa...

The ’96 Chicago Bulls Remain the Best Basketball Team of All Time

The ’96 Chicago Bulls Remain the Best Basketball Team of All Time

Corey Plasky

March 21, 2016


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In the year 1996, the Chicago Bulls did something no NBA team had ever done before. The legendary ‘96 Bulls team finished the season with a miraculous 72-10 record and went on the win an NBA championship. It was the greatest season in NBA history and many people believed no team could ever match that f...

The Fight of Her Life

The Fight of Her Life

Corey Plasky, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


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After years of treatment Leah Still, daughter of professional football player Devon Still, has finally defeated cancer. Devon broke the wonderful news to the world by posting messages on both Instagram and Twitter. Leah was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at age four. Neroblastoma is a rare disease that develops from immature nerve cells found...

Friday Night Basketball

Friday Night Basketball

Jake Alcorace, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016


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A popular recreational activity for practicing athletes is the Friday Night Basketball League in Naugatuck.  This league is comprised of players ages 14-18 who want to enjoy the sport, but in a less competitive environment. League commissioner and referee Kevin Mcsherry has been running the Friday Ni...

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